No Need to Read PMBOK Guide



No. of Attempt
Study Duration
3 months

PMP® Course
PM PrepCast™
Prep Book
Head First PMP®Rita’s

Mock Exams Attempted
PMBOK® Guide Read
0 time

“Getting the PMP® is not the final destination, the new knowledge gained will be applied in my daily work to perfect my project management skills and deliver more success.”

The author passed the PMP® exam and below is his lessons learned:

Study Plan

  • Week 1-4: Read Head First PMP® to understand the basic knowledge. Do not try to memorize the knowledge this time. Do all chapter end questions (~300 questions in total). The emphasis is on understanding, especially the calculation formulas.
  • Week 5-7: Read Rita’s PMP® Prep Book to know what PMI®-ism is (see project management the PMI®’s way). Remember to go through Risk Management, Procurement Management, Integration Management, as they are the most difficult knowledge areas in PMP® Exam. The Head First PMP® is not enough for these chapters.
  • Week 8-11: Attempted practice questions using PM FASTrack  to try to identify your weak areas. Go back to the exam prep book if needed.

Other Advices

  • You can view PM PrepCast™ using your smartphone or tablet whenever you are which is very convenient.
  • Understand the whole project management processes by playing Rita Game Online, it gives you the big picture of all the project management processes and how they fit together.
  • After you have finished studying, look for most confused concepts and see if you understand them correctly.
  • Do the practice exams as early as possible to understand and focus on your weak areas.

~ PMP® Lessons Learned by Anonymous


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